Monday, February 24, 2014

day no. 12,908: beauty and diversity‏

Genesis 1:26-27

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”

27So God created man in His own image;
He created him in the image of God;
He created them male and female.

There is only one God.

That one God refers to Himself here as US and OUR.

He is a Godhead with one nature and three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

When He makes man in His image, He makes a man and a woman who complement each other. Equal in value, dignity and worth, yet different in form and function. Not better or worse. Different.

The Father, Son and Spirit are different persons. They have different functions. They are unique and distinct, yet unified and equal.

Just like men and women.

Different doesn’t mean better or worse.

Is Jesus less majestic because He deferred to His Dad?
Is the Spirit less praiseworthy because He points people past Himself to Jesus?
Is the Father less personal because He sent the Son to be one of us?

Authority, submission, roles and distinction are all part of perfection, not products of imperfection. These are not created as a result of sin or less than ideal.

The world has determined that being different is unacceptable.

God celebrates diversity.

The world strives for complete uniformity and calls it creativity.

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